Aunt Eunice here. Last Saturday we held the second summer member’s picnic here at the farm. After a delicious potluck dinner everyone divided into teams and participated in a scavenger type of Treasure Hunt. Each team had to solve 9 riddles which took them to different parts of the farm. When finished they received the missing piece to their treasure map and a final riddle. Once solved it led them to their buried treasure. It was a lovely evening to be on the farm and a good time was had by all. Consider joining Quiet Valley as a member and then attend the next picnic on August 15.
In a few days the month of August will be upon us. At one time it would have been called the month of Sextilis. According to Wikipedia August is the eighth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars, and the fifth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. It was originally named Sextilis in Latin because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, and March was the first month of the year. In 8 BC, it was renamed in honor of Augustus.
August is a good time to sit in an open area and watch the night sky for the Perseids, a major meteor shower, which typically takes place between July 17 and August 24, with the days of the peak time varying yearly.
Other August activities on a non-cosmic scale are Quiet Valley’s Heritage Craft Day on the 10th and the Pocono State Craft Festival on the 24th and 25th. They are both worth your time with the Heritage Craft Day being a bit more family friendly. The PSCF is perfect for serious shopper or folks who admire fine arts and crafts. We are having a special highlight the week of the 12th – 17th with the first time loading of our new lime kiln. The date of the actual firing has yet to be announced. Not something you can see every day.
The last day for the summer tours is Labor Day which is September 2nd this year. Fall tours will take place September 7 and 14. Don’t miss out as these will be the last tours for 2019.
I hope we see you at the farm before summer ends. Thanks for checking in. Aunt Eunice